at 7607 Somerset Rd, San Antonio, 78211 United States
Since 1958, the Daughters of Charity in San Antonio have advocated for the poor.
Since 1958, Daughters of Charity Services has been dedicated to its mission of establishing and maintaining neighborhood based programs to increase accessibility to primary health care and human services on the part of the poor. These programs have a strong holistic orientation and consider participation and empowerment as an integral dimension of the delivery of service. While services are rendered with preferential option for the poor, it is not to the exclusion of others. We operate five health and social service centers: DePaul Family Center, De Paul Children’s Center, DePaul-Wesley Children’s Center, La Misión Family Health Care, and El Carmen Wellness Center. We offer primary medical care, dental care, social services, health education, preventive services, counseling, child development, after-school programs, home visitation, and other outreach services to over 12,000 struggling families annually in south Bexar County. We follow objectives that are embedded in Ascension Health strategic direction that promotes the provision of Services That Work, Services That Are Safe, and Services That Leave No One Behind (reach the vulnerable by serving our clients in the communities in which they live and through outreach efforts). DCSSA provides a large amount of charity care; 85 percent of our clients qualify for our maximum charity care benefit. La Misión Family Health Care, our primary medical/dental clinic, is the only health care facility of any kind, public or private, within an eight-mile radius inhabited by 30,000 residents in far south San Antonio and south Bexar County. The individuals and families who use La Misión Family Health Care for their primary health needs generally cannot access care anywhere else due to lack of resources, lack of transportation, low literacy levels, limited English speaking abilities, and/or poverty. Our target population is comprised of largely Hispanic, uninsured, underinsured, elderly and impoverished residents of San Antonio. Hispanics represent 85 percent of those served, 11 percent are Anglo and four percent other. Eighty-five percent of the clients we serve fall at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. Seventy-five percent of the residents in our service area have no health insurance.
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A BIG Thank you to “Mrs. Generous Donor,” – you know who you are, for the recent donation. Mrs. G. Donor was tag for the ALS “Ice Bucket” challenge and when she was writing her check to ALS, she wrote a second check for twice the amount to Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio. Thank you, thank you for thinking of us and taking action to support us.
Meet & Greet Nights We invite all parents and guardians to attend our Meet & Greet Nights scheduled for Tuesday, September 16 for Classrooms 8-12 and Thursday, September 18 for classrooms 1-7 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to get to meet your child’s teachers, friends and other parents. Information will be shared regarding the classroom during this event. So please mark your calendars so you can attend. The class with the highest attendance wins an ice cream party.
We are pleased to announce Mission and Ministry, Inc. has awarded a grant to strengthen our Early Childhood Education Services at DePaul Children's Center and DePaul-Wesley Children's Center. The Family Care, Teacher Education and Counseling Resource Project will offer training to child care staff, hire a staff member to work with the behavioral specialist, and provide counseling to parents of our early childhood education centers, as well as our neighborhood centers. Congratulations to Social Services, Early Childhood Education and Counseling associates for a joint project that will benefit our neighborhood and strengthen families.
One in seven Americans rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, a report from Feeding America, the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of food assistance to low-income Americans, finds. Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio has a food pantry to feed those in need in our neighborhood.
DePaul Children's Center and DePaul-Wesley Children's Center are closed today. Staff is preparing the centers for the 14-15 school year, to start Monday, August 25. DePaul-Wesley is also celebrating one year of operation. Best wishes to all and make it a great year for the children.
Make a Difference - United Way 2014 campaign begins! When you give to United Way, your gift - Assures children a safe and healthy start in life -Helps students stay in school and graduate -Transforms neighborhoods into revitalized communities -Supports 65 partner agencies and 133 programs Thank you for making a difference. Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio is agency 410.
A big thank you to Valero and the donation of 100 sponsorships for Back to School. Distribution at El Carmen yesterday was a success. Sponsored Children in Southside ISD are ready to start school with all the necessary school supplies. Now we are working on tomorrow's distribution of over 300 at DePaul Family Center. Pictures to follow.
Looking forward to 2015. Wishing all of our donors, clients and sponsors a wonderful new year! Blessings to all.